May 2016 Recap

Hello friends! I hope you had the loveliest of weekends. Can you believe May has come and gone? Now June is upon us, which means summer is nearly here! Before we look ahead into the future, I'd like to recap the month of May and look back on all that this blog (and my Instagram) was filled with.  

This cool and breezy white top was a great find, and you'll never guess where I found it! I blogged this look here. It originally was a cold shoulder type top but I tucked in the straps and it became an off the shoulder top which I love so much more! I already know this top is going to be in heavy rotation this upcoming summer season. 

I don't know if you do this or not, but I spend quite some time browsing Instagram. I love being inspired and seeing other people's creative abilities. I also like browsing the hashtag #targetdoesitagain because I always find cute photos of things people picked up at their local Target. I actually found a picture of someone that had bought the exact same planter above and I fell in love with it so I made a mental note to pick it up on my next Target visit. Having plants around the house (and fresh bouquets of flowers) is so important to me, it brings nature indoors and makes me feel happy and joyful. I also love that this planter has the perfect inspirational quote on it.

Mother's Day was earlier this month and created a gift guide for mom. I pretty much wanted everything on the list (even though I'm not a mom) and it was hard to stay focused on the matter at hand when I found so many things that were both perfect for mom and for me! See more of the gift guide here, and maybe pick something out for yourself! 

Living in Southern California my whole life, I've learned to love the coast. There's something so majestic about the ocean, I can stand there in admiration for hours on end. My husband and I have made it tradition to go for a 3-4 mile run every Friday afternoon at the beach and I look forward to it all week long. No treadmills or earphones, just me, my husband, and the beach, it's truly incredible. I highly suggest a beach run if you've never done one before. 

All the boho feels in this outfit, right? The mix of tassels, fringe, and white denim is spring perfection. Feel free to see more of this look here.

So I always share a few of my favorite Insta snapshots on every recap I do, and this month, these were some of my favorites. Can we sense a theme here? Purple was definitely in mind when I shot these. Click here to follow me on Instagram.

You know when you style a whole outfit around a particular clothing item? This entire ensemble was created and inspired by the dainty black bralette from Adore Me. It's the perfect piece to layer delicate pieces over it and it is insanely comfy! I almost didn't want to get out of it! Click here to see more of this look.

More Insta shots that I absolutely adore. Peony season began and I was jumping up and down with joy. I always look forward to these gorgeous blooms year after year, so I made sure to sneak in a bouquet into my shopping cart while doing some light grocery shopping. 

This was probably my favorite look this month and the dress has a lot to do with it. The detailing on this dress is my favorite, the neckline is intricate and feminine and the hemline is incredibly beautiful. Can you believe I picked this up for less than $30? See more of this perfect spring look here.

I'm always so excited for pink Ipsy mailers to show up every month on my doorstep and this month, they didn't disappoint. If you want to subscribe to Ipsy, click here. Otherwise, see more of this unboxing on this post.

Balance is key to live a healthy and happy  life, right? Doughnuts and lattes on the left and an assortment of berries on the right. Life couldn't be better. 

And here are even more snapshots that I shared over on Instagram. Make sure to follow if you don't want to miss any posts, click here to do so.

Peony season comes and goes so quickly. This peony wallpaper post (click here to see more and download the file) was inspired by one of my Insta-besties and I am so happy about how it turned out. I'm even thinking of making this a floral series and sharing other downloads for your phone or tablet. Let me know what you think of this idea. 

And last but certainly not least, I ended this month and started a three day weekend by celebrating Luxie Beauty's 2nd birthday! I shared a special code (here) that was only available for 24 hours, but there's no need to worry, use code forallthingspretty to get 20% off your entire purchase at Luxie Beauty.


This month was filled with lots of spring inspo. I love putting these types of posts together because I get to look back and reflect on the past month. It's almost unbelievable how fast time is flying by, but I am definitely looking forward to warmer temperature and summer vibes all day every day. If you made it this far, I hope you enjoyed looking back on the month of May, keep coming back and make sure to follow me on Instagram this month because I already know June is going to be epic. There is lots of fun in store!

Thank you for taking a moment of your day to stop by. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new style post. See you soon!

XO Karen